Taylor&Emmet LLP provides a dedicated, partner-led debt collection service. We offer pro-active advice and assistance, which is both cost-effective and efficient.

Our focus is on providing a seamless extension to the credit control departments of our clients. Our vastly experienced team of debt recovery solicitors can deal with the most complex debt collection matters and, if necessary, utilise the experience and expertise of solicitors in other areas such as commercial litigation and insolvency.

Our services


  • Issue and service of statutory demands
  • Issue and service of bankruptcy petitions
  • Obtaining bankruptcy orders

County Court proceedings:

  • Issuing proceedings
  • Entering default judgments

Defended actions:

  • Advice on procedure to trial


  • Instructing the bailiff or
  • High Court enforcement officer
  • Charging orders
  • Attachments of earnings applications

Pre-action collection:

  • Sending letters before action
  • Chasing outstanding invoices on the telephone

Risk reduction techniques:

  • Advice on terms and conditions
  • Advice on credit rating

Winding up proceedings:

  • Issue and service of winding up petitions
  • Obtaining a winding up order

Fee information


Our Team provides a Partner-led debt collection service, offering proactive advice and assistance which is both cost effective and efficient. Regardless of who works on your matter they will be supervised by a Partner in our Business Legal Services Department.

Our focus is on providing a seamless extension to the credit control departments of our clients, and a fixed fee solution for pre-action steps in undisputed matters.

Transparent Costs and Funding Options

Partner-led debt collection service

Matters usually take 3-4 weeks from receipt of instructions

Meet the team

PRICE: £300 including VAT

What is included:

  • Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation:
  • Preparing and sending a Letter Before Action and one chasing letter (if required); and
  • Receiving payment and sending on to you, or if the debt is not paid within an agreed timescale, providing you with advice on the next steps and the likely costs.

We do not anticipate that any payments to others (known as disbursements) will be incurred in connection with the sending of a Letter Before Action on your behalf.

£300 (including VAT) is our fee where your claim is in relation to an unpaid invoice which is not disputed and enforcement action is not needed. The timescale of 3-4 weeks is subject to the other side paying promptly on receipt of our Letter Before Action and is strictly on the basis that Court proceedings do not prove to be necessary. If Court proceedings are required additional costs will be incurred (see below), and your case will take longer to conclude with, typical timeframes being:

  • Small claim disputes (up to £10,000): 3-4 months up to and including final hearing;
  • Fast track or Multi track cases: 6 months to 1 year up to and including trial.

What is not included

  • Disputed claims for payment; or
  • Claims where payment is not received within 21 days of the Letter Before Action and further action is required to recover the sum due.

In these circumstances we will provide you with a bespoke quote if any further work is required on your behalf, which will include any disbursements (such as Barrister’s fees and Court fee).

Our team

  • Rob Moore

    Rob Moore

    Corporate & Commercial
    0114 218 4051
  • Tom Haywood

    Tom Haywood

    Corporate, Commercial & Insolvency
    0114 218 4306

How we can help you:

1. If you are a director of a company which is suffering financial problems, we can help you by providing advice and assistance designed to ensure you do not become personally liable for the debts of your business.

2. We can help you deal with any claims you are facing from an Insolvency Practitioner arising from the insolvency of your company.

3. We can advise you on claims you may face arising from personal guarantees you have given for your companies liabilities.

4. We can help you defend directors disqualification proceedings arising from the insolvency of your company. If you have been disqualified, we can assist you apply to court for permission to act as a director whilst disqualified.

5. If you have set up a new company with a similar name to your old company which became insolvent, we can advise you on how to avoid personal liability for the debts of your new company.

How we can help you:

1. We advise companies who wish to purchase the business and/or assets of an insolvent company, partnership or individual.

2. We can advise on making retention of title claims and lien claims.

3. We can advise on prepack administrations.

4. We can advise on minimising Directors liabilities.

Our integral approach ensures that complex insolvency issues are dealt with by our experienced insolvency team in conjunction with our corporate, commercial property and employment teams.

How we can help you:

1. We can advise lenders on the appointment of IP's.

2. We can review your security.

3. We can arrange for representation at creditors meetings.

We provide advice to IPs on contentious and non-contentious issues relating to:

  • Administrations
  • Administrative receiverships
  • LPA receiverships
  • Liquidations
  • Company voluntary arrangements
  • Bankruptcy
  • Individual voluntary arrangements
  • Insolvency employment issues

We have developed an innovative and entirely different approach to legal advice for IPs, through our T&E InSOLVEncy service, click here to find out more about it.

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We have branch offices in Sheffield City Center, Dronfield, Ecclesall, Bakewell and Rotherham.


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